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RJD Targets Home Minister Amit Shah After Massive Poll Drubbing; Says, 'Even Sardar Patel Would Not Have Imagined Someone Like Shah Taking His Place’

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Despite the drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal has resorted to targeting Home Minister Amit Shah, instead of accepting defeat.
  • The party continues to insult and abuse the Home Minister over criminal charges of which he was acquitted.

Despite the drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal has resorted to targeting Home Minister Amit Shah, instead of accepting defeat. 

The party continues to insult and abuse the Home Minister over criminal charges of which he was acquitted. 

The party tweeted on Sunday saying that the Iron Man of India would never have imagined someone like Amit Shah would take over his post.

'Someone who was involved in murder, extortion, fake encounter killings, spying on the young women and countless other unknown misdeeds would take Sardar Patel's place, this even the Loh Purush would not have imagined,' the party tweeted.

This is despite the party supremo being convicted and jailed in three cases of fodder scam which are Rs 900-crore from the early 1990s. The party had gone to polls without him heading the campaigning and 

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This is the first instance after its inception in 1997, that the RJD could not win a parliamentary seat in Bihar but it's the second time in a row that it failed to open an account in Jharkhand.

Heading the 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar, the RJD had fought on 19 seats and shared Arrah constituency with CPI(ML); it got a drubbing at the hands of NDA on all the seats.

Prasad's eldest daughter Misa Bharti was defeated for a second time by Union minister Ramkripal Yadav, her father's former close associate, on Pataliputra constituency.

On Saran seat, held by the RJD president for several times in the past, Chandrika Rai, father-in-law of his elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, tasted defeat at the hands of BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, only Kishanganj was won by Congress, a grand alliance ally.

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